Quotable Quotes

Aren’t words just the greatest!  I mean imagine if there were no words.  The world would be a very silent place.  No thanks!  
Sometimes people put words together that inspire us, teach us, and enlighten us.
Today’s challenge is to share our favorite quotes.
Harry Potter is my all time favorite book.  So I had to throw in on by the always insightful Albus Dumbledore.  

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you will go. 
-Dr. Suess

Thank you, Dr. Seuss for being the inspiration for the title my little ol blog.  If not for this quote, I wouldn’t have thought of the name for  the place that I would be sharing all the opportunities I would be encountering.  2 years later I still think it describes my life to a tee.  I still have lots of wandering to do before I finally settle down.

Good friends are like stars.  You don’t always see them, but you know they’re always there.
 -unknown (old saying)

I love this quote because for me it could not be truer.  I have several best friends scattered around the country and I know that we can count on each other even if we don’t get to see each other everyday.
If you can dream it, you can do it. 
Of course Walt had to be thrown in the mix as well.  I think this is probably one of the most inspiring quotes out there.  It lets people know that you can do anything you set your mind too as long as you believe you can.  
The nice thing about having favorite quotes, is that you can constantly refer back to them when you need encouragement, comfort, to laugh, to make a decision…anything.  

High Five for Friday

I think I’m kinda on a roll with this whole blog everyday thing!  I’m even blogging twice in one day.

Go me.

One of my favorite things is sharing my top things from the week, thus the need for another post!

Lauren over at Lauren Elizabeth was a genius when she created thought of this!

1. This baby Simba was in the Lost and Found, so he kept me company at work one night.
2. Jordan and I went to the only Sonic in Orlando, Fl and watched Girls.
3. Morning coffee is seriously my favorite thing EVER, especially when you can drink it out cute cups.
4. My favorite kitten laying on my favorite blanket.
5. Did a little light reading at Barnes and Noble.

I’ll be honest, some of these photos are from last week.  But since I didn’t post about it last week, I’m posting about it this week.  Woo Hoo!

Have a great weekend y’all!

I’m Uncomfortable…..

Day numero tres in the “Blog Every Day in May” challenge asks us about the things that make us uncomfortable.

So without further ado I give you:

Kathleen’s List of Things that Make Her Uncomfortable

(This is actually a pretty acute picture of what I look like when I’m uncomfortate. Attractive, I know!)

-PDA.  I realize that people want to show their feelings for each other.  But that doesn’t mean you need to slobber all over each other in public. It’s gross.

-Pads. And yes I mean the kind women wear when its that time of the month.  Tampons are God’s gift to women, pads are not.

-Watching movies with my parents when all of sudden there’s a detailed sex scene.

– Watching detailed sex scenes with anyone.  I recently started watching Girls (which is phenomenal) and it has some pretty graphic sex scenes, it’s HBO so obviously.  Point is I watch it by myself and have no problem.  But I watched a few episodes with my friends Jordan and it was real uncomfortable.

-Driving in the rain.

-Walking through a dark parking lot alone at night.

-When a car is behind me and starts taking every turn I take.  It makes me feel like they’re following me with wicked intentions.

-When co-workers argue in front of me.

-High heels (I’m going to work on this though, because I want to wear them!)

-The people who are showcased on shows like My Strange Addiction, Hoarders, Extreme Cheapskates, and My Crazy Obsession.


-Inappropriate messages on online dating sites.  (I got my first one a few weeks ago on the dating site I joined, which you can read about here.)

-Last year on our cruise, we were hanging out in the cabin before dinner and I happened to be finishing up the 50 Shades of Grey series and my friend Kelly asked me to read some of it aloud so she could see what all the fuss was about. The writing so bad and the sex scenes so awkward it made my super uncomfortable.

-When I’m uncomfortable I laugh.

-People yelling at me at work over things that are beyond my control (or Disney’s control for that matter)

-Midnight premiers.  I’ve known this one for a while now.  But I still went to the midnight premier of Iron Man 3 last night (or early this morning as the case may be) and I was uncomfortable.  Please talking too much, clapping, yelling at the screen.  STOP IT! I wont go to another one.

Well there ya have it.  That’s just a few of the items that make me uncomfortable.  I’m sure there are more but I don’t want to reveal too much more, or y’all will think I’m a weirdo.

If I Can, Anyone Can

We all have things that we’re good at.  It’s one of the things that makes us individuals.  What makes each of us unique.  We also all have things that we each know a lot about or at least we THINK we know about.

And today’s “Blog Every Day in May” topic is to share one of either of those things.  So I thought a lot about the things that I’m good at and I thought a lot about topics that I know a lot about and I’ll be honest.  It was hard to just find one.  Not to sound big headed or anything, but its true.  
Then this morning I was driving one of my best friends to the airport this morning and I realized there is one subject that I know a lot about and never really realized I did.  
I drive a stick shift.  It’s a 1999 Pontiac Sunfire and it’s has a stick shift.  Early this morning, my friend Kelly, commented on the fact that she wishes she knew how to drive a stick.  So I then proceeded to tell her all she needed to know about driving one too.  And now I’m going to share it with you.  
Now I should preface this by saying that I actually HATE driving a stick.  It sucks.  Especially when you’re driving in stand still traffic.  Also, when I was first learning to drive it I had exactly 2 days to learn and at one point I started crying and told my mom to give the car back.  (Mind you, I was in college when this happened.)  
Anyhow, point is I’ve been driving my car since 2007 and I’m really good.
(This is not a picture of my car.  I’ll be honest, my car is gross inside.  Def not picture worthy.  But it looks exactly like the inside of this car.)
1. First thing is to realize that you are now going to have to use two feet to drive.  Your right foot is used to control the gas and the break.  While your left is used to handle the clutch.   Next, you need to find the right balance of left and right to get the car to move forward.  You have to find the “sweet spot” of the clutch.  (This was the hardest part for me.)  You gotta give a little on the gas and give a little on the clutch.  Then, you need to know about the gears.  Mine has a 5 gears.  1st-5th.  The way you know when to shift gears is by your speed.  Here’s the break down:
0-15 MPH = 1st 
15-25 MPH = 2nd
25-35 = 3rd
35-45 = 4th
45 and about = 5th
Some have a light that comes on when you need to shift too.  Mine does.  But honestly once you get the feel for the car, you’ll just know when you need to shift.  You can actually feel the pressure on the engine just before you need to shift gears.  You also have to remember that whenever you’re at a complete stop and need to move forward, you HAVE to be in first gear.  If you’re in any other, the car will stall.  Whenever you’re coming to a full stop you also have to have the clutch pushed in, otherwise the car will stall.  You’ll find that neutral will be your best friend.  Because then you can come to a full stop without having the clutch pushed in the whole time.  
That’s pretty much all you really need to know about driving a stick shift.  
Couple of other helpful tips:
-be patient when first learning
-don’t stress if you stall out the first couple of times you start driving
-find a patient teacher (My mom taught me and I’m pretty sure she wanted to kill me a few times)
-you wont spend as much on gas
Two last little things.  
For some reason, men find it super attractive when I tell them I drive a stick.  Their eyebrows go up, they get that impressed look on their face, and they usually say something along the lines of “That’s hot!”  
Also, knowing how to drive a stick will come in handy if you ever want to go on the Amazing Race.  Both my brother and I know how so when we actually go on the show (which one day we will) we’re totally going to have an advantage over everyone else.  You’d be surprised at how many people don’t know to drive one.  
Now go find someone who can teach you and obviously refer back to this lovely, wordy little post for back up! 🙂

Every Day in May

I’m not the best blogger in the world of blogs.  I blog when I want and don’t when I don’t.  Because sometimes I would rather sit and watch all 20 episodes of Game of Thrones on my computer (as I did all of last week!), then write a blog post.  (And also because I forget or I don’t know what to write about.)

I’m not the everyday kinda blogger by any means.  If you look at my archives you’ll see that.  There are some months were I post nearly every day and others when I post 3 or less.  So when I was reading one of my favorite blogs last night (Jenni from Story of My Life) and saw that she was challenging all of us to “Blog Every Day in May,” I knew I had to take her up on said challenge!

To welcome the month of May here is our first topic: 250 words.  I have tell the story of my life in 250 words.

Here we go.

(Photo is from May 2011)

I was born bright and early the morning of March 18th.  We lived in the exact same house, on the exact same street all my brother’s life.  I grew up going to school with the exact same friends all through elementary, middle and high school in Texas.  In high school I was your typical, run of the mill girl.  Cheerleading, drama, student council, softball, and dance consumed my life.  I had always thought the “thing to do” after high school was move away to college.  So I packed up and moved 8 hours away from home in West Texas to central Texas and became a Bobcat.  Orlando, FL has become my home after doing the Disney College Program and spending 5 years in college. I now work in Guest Relations at the most magical place on earth. I fully intend to teach one day, I just want to see how far I can get working for the mouse before I settle down with a classroom full of young minds just dying to be molded into our world’s future.  I’ve never been in love, but feel that it’s out there and when I find it, it will be the most magical thing in the world.  Reading, going to the movies, and afternoon tea are just a few of my favorite things.  Thankfully, my life is going pretty great right now.  I’m just doing what Jack Dawson once said we should all do, “trying to make each day count.” Best advice ever.

Well there ya have it.  A very condensed, yet broad story of my life.  I actually had to type this in Word first so I could get an accurate word count.  Something I haven’t done since I graduated college almost 2 years ago. 
I’m going to try my very very best to follow along with Jenni (who has an AMAZING blog by the way! And she’s from Texas too, holla!)  and try to “Blog Every Day in May.”